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Golshifteh Farahani Net Worth

Golshifteh Farahani Net Worth is
$1 Million

Golshifteh Farahani Biography

Golshifteh Farahani is an actress, singer and musician born on 10th July 1983 in Tehran, Iran. She has starred in numerous film productions, many of which have received international fame – some of her most notable roles include those in “Boutique”(2003), “Body of Lies”(2008), “About Elly”(2009) and “Just Like a Woman”(2012) among many others.

Have you ever wondered how rich Golshifteh Farahani is? According to sources it has been estimated that Farahani’s overall net worth is $1 million, as of June 2017, acquired thanks to her talent in acting which brought her numerous important roles. So far, Golshifteh has 20 years of experience in the world of the entertainment industry, so her popularity continues to grow along with her net worth. Since she is still very active in the world of acting, her net worth also continues to increase.

Golshifteh Farahani Net Worth $1 Million

Golshifteh was the daughter of theater actor and director, Behzad Farahani; this influenced her to a large degree, and she started studying music and playing the piano when she was just five years old. A year later she also started a theater career, then enrolled at a music school and continued developing her love for acting through music. She was cast as the lead in “The Pear Tree”(1998) film by Dariush Mehrjui when she was still a teenager, and this role earned her the Crystal Roc for Best Actress at the 16th Fajr International Film Festival. Apart from acknowledgement, this brought her considerable popularity, and made her into one of the Iranian cinema’s stars. Her popularity soon spread worldwide, as she was often given roles in internationally awarded movies. Some of her most popular films are Bahman Ghobadi’s “Half Moon” (2006) which won the Golden Seashell at the San Sebastian film festival, the controversial film “The Music Man” by Dariush Mehrjui which is still banned in Iran, and “M for Mother” by the late Rasool Mollagholi Poor which represented Iran at the 2008 Academy Awards, all boosting her net worth.

Thanks to her previous success and proven talent, Farahani was the first Iranian actress to start a Hollywood career, by starring in Ridley Scott’s “Body of Lies” (2008). However, due to the controversy of the film, it was reported that Golshifteh was banned from leaving Iran which was later proved wrong. The 2009 film “About Elly” earned her the best Narrative Feature at Tribeca and a Silver Bear in Berlin the same year.

Farahani has cooperated with numerous famous directors including Roland Joffe, Marjane Satrapi and Hiner Saleem, and was one of the members of the international jury at the 63rd Locarno Film Festival. Apart from her acting career and interest in movies and theatre, Golshifteh is very musical, and sings and plays several instruments including the piano. While still in Iran, she was a part of an underground rock band “Kooch Neshin”. which won the 1st prize at the 2nd Tehran Avenue underground rock competition. After leaving Iran, she teamed up with another Iranian musician, Mohsen Namjoo, and the two released the album “Ov” in October 2009. When it comes to her most recent activity, Farahani appeared in “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” (2017) next to Johnny Depp and has two up-coming movies: “Rumi’s Kimia” and “Untouchable”, set for release in 2018.

Privately, Farahani has faced some problems after posing nude in the French “Madame Figaro”, and appearing topless in a film by Jean-Baptiste Mondino “Bodies and Souls”, as it was reported that the Iranian government officials stated she wouldn’t be welcome in her homeland again. Golshifteh was married to Amin Mahdavi for ten years until 2013. Two years later she married Christos Dorje Walker. She has a sister, Shaghayegh Farahani, who is also an actress.

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Quick Facts

Full NameGolshifteh Farahani
Net Worth$1 Million
Date Of BirthJuly 10, 1983
Place Of BirthTehran, Iran
Height5' 6½" (1.69 m)
ProfessionActress, Camera Department
EducationIslamic Azad University
NationalityFrench, Iranian
SpouseChristos Dorje Walker (m. 2015), Amin Mahdavi (m. 2003–2013)
ParentsBehzad Farahani, Fahimeh Rahimnia
SiblingsBehzad Farahani, Shaghayegh Farahani
Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/GolshiftehFarahani
Twitterhttps://twitter.com/golshifteh
Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/golfarahani/
Wikipediahttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golshifteh_Farahani
NominationsCésar Award for Most Promising Actress, Asian Film Award for Best Actress
MoviesThe Patience Stone, Paterson, Two Friends, Body of Lies, Finding Altamira, About Elly, Just Like a Woman, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, Exodus: Gods and Kings, M for Mother, The Fish Fall in Love, Santouri, My Sweet Pepper Land, In the Name of the Father, Boutique, Chicken with Plums, Zamaneh, The Pear Tree, The Tear of the Cold, Sophie's Misfortunes, Gis Borideh, There Be Dragons, Bab'Aziz - The Prince That Contemplated His Soul, Half Moon, Si tu meurs, je te tue, Rosewater, Go Home, Eden, To Each His Own Cinema, There's Always a Woman in Between, The Wall, Haft parde, Rumi's Kimia, La Règle de trois, Two Angels, Somewhere Else


Interesting Facts

#Fact
1She lives in Paris, France. [2009]
2Member of the international jury at the 63rd Locarno Film Festival in 2010.
3In the movie Santuri (2007), Golshifteh plays the piano herself.
4After playing in Ridley Scott's Body of Lies (2008), Golshifteh was banned from leaving her home country Iran in February 2008 on her way to London to make a screen test for Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010). The role she was set to audition for eventually went to English actress Gemma Arterton. This was only reported 6 months later when she actually could leave the country. She now lives in Paris, France.
5First Iranian star after the 1979 revolution to play in a major Hollywood production: Ridley Scott's Body of Lies (2008) with Leonardo DiCaprio and Russell Crowe.
6The name "Golshifteh" was not accepted by the authorities as a proper name, so the name "Rahavard" was chosen as an "official" first name for her.
7Fluent in English, French and Persian. Some knowledge of Arabic and Kurdish.
8Her mother is an artist named Fahimeh Rahimnia.
9First lead role at 14.
10Her underground rock band "Kooch" got the first prize at the 2nd Tehran Avenue Underground Rock Festival in 2003. Rock music and women singing are banned in Iran.
11Daughter of actor/theater director Behzad Farahani and sister of actress Shaghayegh Farahani.


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Won Awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014Special Festival AwardStony Brook Film FestivalOutstanding PerformanceMy Sweet Pepper Land (2013)
2012New Horizons CompetitionAbu Dhabi Film FestivalBest ActressSyngué sabour, pierre de patience (2012)
2012Best ActressGijón International Film FestivalSyngué sabour, pierre de patience (2012)
2004Best ActressNantes Three Continents FestivalBoutique (2003)
1998Crystal SimorghFajr Film FestivalInternational Competition - Best ActressDerakhte Golabi (1998)

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016Lumiere AwardLumiere Awards, FranceMost Promising New Actress (Meilleur Espoir Féminin)Les deux amis (2015)
2014CésarCésar Awards, FranceMost Promising Actress (Meilleur espoir féminin)Syngué sabour, pierre de patience (2012)
2013Asia Pacific Screen AwardAsia Pacific Screen AwardsBest Performance by an ActressMy Sweet Pepper Land (2013)
2013Asian Film AwardAsian Film AwardsBest ActressSyngué sabour, pierre de patience (2012)
2013People's Choice AwardAsian Film AwardsFavorite ActressSyngué sabour, pierre de patience (2012)
2009Asia Pacific Screen AwardAsia Pacific Screen AwardsBest Performance by an ActressDarbareye Elly (2009)


Filmography

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Song of Scorpions2017post-productionNooran
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales2017post-productionHaifaa Meni
La nuit a dévoré le monde2017pre-productionSarah
Refuge2016/VIpost-productionMona
Paterson2016Laura
Finding Altamira2016Conchita
Les malheurs de Sophie2016Madame de Réan
Go Home2015Nada
Les deux amis2015Mona Dessaint
Exodus: Gods and Kings2014Nefertari
Eden2014/IIYasmin
Rosewater2014Maryam
My Sweet Pepper Land2013Govend
Just Like a Woman2012Mona
Syngué sabour, pierre de patience2012The woman
Poulet aux prunes2011Irâne
La règle de trois2011ShortMarie
There Be Dragons2011Leila
Si tu meurs, je te tue2011Siba
Darbareye Elly2009Sepideh
Body of Lies2008Aisha
Shirin2008Woman in audience
Hamisheh paye yek zan dar mian ast2008Mariam
Divar2008Setareh
Chacun son cinéma ou Ce petit coup au coeur quand la lumière s'éteint et que le film commence2007
Santuri2007Hanieh
Mim mesle madar2006Sepideh
Half Moon2006Niwemang
Be name pedar2006Habibeh
Mahiha ashegh mishavand2006Touka
Gis Borideh2006Mariam
Bab'Aziz2005Nour
Ashk-e sarma2004Ronak
Jayi digar2003
Boutique2003Eti
Deux fereshté2003Azar
Zamaneh2001Zamaneh
Haft parde2000The Angel
Derakhte Golabi1998M

Camera Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Caravan of Light2009Short still photographer

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Les malheurs de Sophie2016"Dors mon enfant"

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Le grand journal de Canal+2014-2016TV Series documentaryHerself
Días de cine2016TV SeriesHerself
La nuit des Césars2014TV Series documentaryHerself
Cinémas2011TV SeriesHerself
Cinéma Iranien, la dernière vague2011TV Movie documentaryHerself
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